ABOUT

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Biography

Born Meridian, MS (B.S.) Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS 1967
Drawing, Mississippi Museum of Art School, Jackson, MS 1979-80
Painting, Mississippi College, 1981
Art Apprentice, Fibers, Washington D.C. 1986-88
Colored Pencil, Black & White study, oil painting, Drawing, The Art League School, 1995-2003

Solo Exhibitions

State of Emergency, An Environmental Exhibition of plastic and plastic bags installation, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, 2013
The Unhappy Life of a Plastic Bag, Wyatt Gallery, Arlington Arts Center, 2010
The National Institutes of Health, Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Center Galleries, Lillian Fitzgerald, curator, Bethesda, MD
Explorations, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
Segments, Wyatt Gallery, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Perspectives: Inside and Out, Strategic Analysis, curated by Penelope Nunes, Arlington, VA
Flying High, Flying Home, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS
Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville Civic Center, Rockville, MD

Selected Group Exhibition

2017, “Flying Around Moon Lake”, Exhibition at the Mansion at Strathmore 25th International Colored Pencil Exhibition in Rockville, MD
2017 Alumni Art Exhibit, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS
2016 “Excellence In Fibers”, Online Gallery, Fiberart Now
2016 5th Annual Cedars Juried Show/Fondren – Renaissance, 2016, Jackson, MS
2015  42nd Annual Bi-State Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS, juried by Brian Kelly, professor at University of Louisiana, at Lafayette.
2015  January-March, “Yes, It’s Colored Pencil!”, Drawings, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, curated by Trudi VanDyke.
2014 “41th Annual Bi-State Competition,” Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS juried by Kim Bernadas.
2014 “Structures”, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, Torpedo Factory Art Center,  juried by Rosemary Luckett.
2014 ” ‘Scapes” , The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, Torpedo Factory Art Center, juried by Olivia Kohler-Maga.
2014 “Neo-Expressionism”, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2014 Colored Pencil Society of America Exhibition, DC 109, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD
2014 FIBER: Exploring Today and Remembering Yesterday, Verizon Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Va curated by Trudi VanDyke
2013 “Yes, It’s Colored Pencil” juried contemporary works in colored pencil. CPSA 109 Metro Washington DC, Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA
2013 “Large Works,” The Art League Gallery, The Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, juried by Gretchen Schermerhorn
2013 “SHAPES Sculpture exhibition,” The Art League Gallery, The Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, juried by Laura Roulet
2013 “40th Annual Bi-State Competition,” Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS, juried by Mark Grote, Proessor of Sculpture and Chair, Visual Arts Dept, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
2013 “May All-Media Exhibit,” The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, juried by Lauren Dickens, Asst. Curator of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC.
2013 “Flora and Fauna,” April, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, juried by Yuriko Yamaguchi, Sculptor and installation artist
2013 “Solo Preview,” January, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2013 “All Media Exhibition,” January, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, juried by Trace Miller, Alexandria, VA
2012 Large Works, November, Juror, John Figura, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2012 39th annual Bi-State Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, MS, juror, Scott Betz, N.C. professor, artist.
2012 June All-Media Exhibition, The Art League Gallery, juried by Mark Cameron Boyd, Corcoran College of Art and Design Professor, artist
2012 Sketchbook Project 2012 traveling US exhibition, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, digitized online.
2012 April All-Media Exhibition, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, juried by Joseph Di Bella.
2012 Earth, April, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, juried by Helen Frederick.
2012 Play All-Media March Exhibition, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, juried by Judy Bass.
2011 November Small Works, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, juried by Jordan Faye Block
2011 October All-Media Exhibition, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center. Juried by Danielle O’Steen, Alexandria, VA
2011 Bi-State Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, juror, Niles Wallace, artist, professor, Memphis, TN
2011 May All-Media Exhibition, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA, juried by Lilllian Fitzgerald, independent curator and NIH curator
2011 Remains, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA, juried by J.W. Mahoney, artist, professor, former curator of Hirshhorn Museum
2011 All Media Exhibition, juried by Farar Elliott, chief curator, office of History and Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives
2010 Governors Island Art Fair, Umbrella Arts, New York City, NY
2010 “95 Artists,” curated by Sean Corbett, Umbrella Arts, New York, NY
2010 Eye of the Beholder: The Fine Art of the Found Object, The Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, juror, Peter Leibert, professor, artist
2010 Greenspiration, Lorton Arts Center, VA, curated by Trudi VanDyke
2010 Personal Armor: Artists’ Concepts of Aprons, curated by Trudi VanDyke, BlackRock Center for Arts, Germantown, MD
2010 Bi-State Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, juror Marilyn Murphy, artist and professor, Vanderbilt University
2010 Found, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, juror, Jan Baum, professor Towson State University, MD
2010 In The Bag, Del Ray Artisans, Mount Vernon, VA, juror Karen Schmitz
2010 Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibiiton, The Art Museum of Los Gatos, CA, juror Janet Bishop, curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
2009 Recycled As Art, Marymount University, curated by Judy Bass, Arlington, VA
2009 A Spatial Difference, Three Resident Artists, Arlington Arts Center, Wyatt Gallery
2009 Reuse/Recycle, The Art League Gallery, Juror, Joe Hicks, Alexandria, VA
2009 Real/Unreal, The Art League Gallery, Juror, Judy Jahinsky, Alexandria, VA
2009 Bi-State Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS
2008 Small Works, National Assn. Women Artists Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Fragments, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
2008 Penned, Artscape, Maryland College Institute of Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD (traveling to Raleigh, NC and Arlington, VA)
2008 16th Annual International Colored Pencil Exhibition, Washington State Trade and Convention Center, Seattle, WA
2008 Letter Carriers: The Written Word in Art, Shooting Star Gallery, Suffolk, VA
2008 September and October All Media Exhibition, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
2008 Space, Place, Life, Chautauqua Lecture Series, Fred P. Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, juried by Arturo Sandoval.
2007 Rare Birds, Luise Ross Gallery, New York City, New York
2007 ANA 35 Exhibition, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, juried by Willem Volkersz
2007 What F Word? Cynthia Broan Gallery, curated by Carol Cole Levin, New York, NY
2007 Equinox, Arlington Arts Center, curated by Lorie Mertes, Arlington, VA
2007 Explore This 4! Experimental Media, juror, Gloria Sander Williams, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
2007 March All-Media Exhibition, The Art League Gallery, juror, Daniel Shay, Alexandria, VA
2007 January All-Media Exhibition, The Art League Gallery, juror, William Duffy, Alexandria, VA
2007 April All-Media Exhibition, The Art League Gallery, juror, Clifford Chieffo, Alexandria, VA
2007 Recycled Art, Arlington Central Library, juror, Arts Committee, Arlington, VA
2007 Resident Artists Show, Wyatt Gallery, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2006 Bi-State Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, juror, Jed Jackson, Meridian, MS
2006 Signature Showcase, Cornell Museum of Art and History, Invitational, Delray Beach, FL
2006 Ninth Celebration of the Arts, Montpelier Center for Arts & Education, juror, Richard Crozier, Montpelier, VA
2006 September All-Media Exhibition, The Art League Gallery, juror, Joseph DiBella, Alexandria,VA

Awards

2014 2nd Place, Colored Pencil Society of America Exhibition, DC 109, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD
2013 Monkith Saaid Sculpture Award, Best in Show, SHAPES, The Art League Gallery, The Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2011 Selected Solo Artist, 2013, The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2010 Best in Show, Found, The Board of Directors Award, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2010 Purchase Award, Bi-State Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, MS
2010 Five Year Merit Award, Colored Pencil Society of America
2005 Merit Award, Bi-State Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, MS
2004 – 2010 Resident Studio, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2002 Signature Award, San Francisco, CA exhibit, Colored Pencil Society of America
1998 Purchase Award, Bi-State Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, MS

Public and Corporate Collections

Selected Artist, Holiday Card Collection, Venable LLP, Washington, DC
Mississippi Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, Jackson, MS
The National Institutes of Health Permanent Collection (4), Bethesda, MD
Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS
Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling Company, MS

Book Publication/Television

Sculpture and Design with Recycled Glass by Cindy Ann Coldiron, Schiffer Books, 2011, page 24.
2010 Resident Artist Catalogue
, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Signature Showcase, 
published 2010, invitational publication by Colored Pencil Society of America
2009 Cuentos y Mas, interview and studio tour, children’s TV program, Arlington Virginia Network 
“What F Word?,
” published 2008, catalogue for Cynthia Broan Exhibit, NYC, NY.
The Best of Colored Pencil, Vol. V, Rockport Publishers, 1999, page 44